So, I've been wanting to get better at sports photography as I'm a huge supporter of my local high school's basketball team. No matter what I try, I never am quite able to get clear photos of the players in action. How can I get clearer pictures of the team? Is there a special type of lens I need for the camera I have or should I use a progam on my iPhone? Any and all help appreciated!
Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:46 PM
What kind of camera do you have? Are you utilizing the multishot feature on it? It's kind of silly for me to try to give advice on this sort of thing as I've never tried it myself! However, if I were in your shoes I think that's what I would do is have it so for every time you click that shutter button it takes anywhere between 5 to 15 shots as to increase your chances of catching a perfect moment. I also did a quick search and found this article you might find helpful.
Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:04 AM
If you're having trouble with blurry shots you need to increase your shutter speed so the photos are only exposed for an instant and time is frozen. Your camera will want to open the shutter for a longer time so it can collect more light (especially if you're photographing in the dark) and this will cause motion blur.
You can either increase your ISO and thus make the camera sensor more sensitive to light, which will allow your camera to collect light faster but may also introduce noise in our photos, or you can use a wider aperture which will allow more light to hit the sensor when it's open. Increasing your ISO and using a wide aperture both help your camera get the necessary amount of light for a good exposure very quickly, so your shutter can be fast enough to freeze the motion!